November was a slight improvement on October, with two National Trust sessions undertaken, although both were properties
that had been previously visited. Perhaps if the weather had been a little better, I might have managed some
more work, but I don't think I'd done too badly for the time of year.
The beginning of the month saw me getting another
"Evesham Journal" credit, with my photograph of 46100 "Royal Scot" passing through Evesham's station. Under other circumstances,
I probably would not have bothered with trying to get the photograph published as I don't consider it to be one of my better efforts
(had the train being going in the opposite direction, the lighting would have been more favourable), but I felt that the locomotive's
connection to the town might make it newsworthy, and the "Journal" evidently agreed. As I supplied part of the text of
the article as well, this was my first-ever combined text and photographic publication credit.
December (and beyond)
some good news : my long-running employment issues have finally been resolved, and I start a new position at the beginning of the
month. This is probably not going to make too much of a difference to the photography undertaken in December, but
going forward into 2018, it should hopefully allow me to resume some of the activities denied to me for the last two years (e.g Dorset).
I hope to be able to do some photography in the post-Christmas period, depending on what holiday will be permitted to me during this
With regards to the image downloading sales facility, it is currently my intention to
withdraw this facility from those sales galleries currently permitting this once the subscription period on each gallery
expires, as take-up on this facility has not been sufficient to justify its continuation. Once this happens, only physical
products will be available for purchase, with the exception of the Evesham Regatta 2017 gallery, which due to the nature of its setup,
is likely to be closed completely at the end of April 2018. However, I have decided that until then, the download
price on single items from this gallery will be reduced to £5 per item.